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The digital adaptation of Dominion is a promising port of a modern classic

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2021

iOS has always been a great place to play card and board games digitally, provided the game selection available was to your taste. I've made bunch of great discoveries over the years by trying out titles like Root and Lords of Waterdeep, but what I always secretly wanted all this time was a way to play Dominion on the go.

Thankfully, it seems like I'll be getting exactly what I've been waiting for soon, as Temple Gates Games is currently finishing up a digital version of Dominion for mobile and PC. In a certain way, I already have it, as this version of the game is already in open beta and you can play it right now. If you have any interest at all in Dominion or deck-building games, you should sign up right away.

A Game of Thrones: Board Game review

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By Campbell Bird on April 14th, 2021
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: FINALE VIBES
The digital version of the Game of Thrones board game is deeply flawed in more ways than one.
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Street Masters review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 11th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NOSTALGIA KNOCKOUT
Street Masters is a clunky board game that looks cool and offers a lot of bang for your buck.
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The Captain is Dead review

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By Campbell Bird on February 3rd, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: COLORFUL BUT LIFELESS
The Captain is Dead is a super-stylish digital board game with lifeless systems driving it.
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Root Board Game review

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By Campbell Bird on September 29th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WOODLAND WARFARE
The digital adaptation of Root is good enough for anyone that might want this fantastic board game in their pocket.
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Sagrada review

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By Campbell Bird on April 7th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMALL STAIN
Sagrada’s competitive dice-drafting gameplay is excellent in digital form, though it’s multiplayer mode could still use some work.
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Tharsis review

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By Campbell Bird on July 3rd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL
Tharsis, despite being tightly designed, falls a little flat.
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One Deck Dungeon review

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By Campbell Bird on May 23rd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DICEY DUNGEONS
One Deck Dungeon’s digital form feels weirdly dissonant because of its circular lineage.
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Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns review

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By Campbell Bird on April 30th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ZOMBIE BLAST
Few strategy games create intense and satisfying gameplay moments as often Zombicide: Tactics and Shotguns does.
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Evolution: The Video Game review

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By Campbell Bird on February 13th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MULTIPLAYER MUTATIONS
Evolution’s is a great board game, and this digital version is a solid (though not ideal) way to play it.
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Legends of Andor review

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By Campbell Bird on February 4th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADVENTURE TIME
Legends of Andor is a great digital adaptation of a great co-op board game.
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Among the Stars review

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By Campbell Bird on May 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ALONE IN SPACE
This digital board game is a fine adaptation, provided you don’t want to play multiplayer.
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Armello guide - How to make sense of the madness

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 29th, 2018
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Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A SOLID BOARD GAME :: Read Review »

Armello is a richly detailed and complex board game that layers on a ton mechanics and victory conditions such that no two games are alike. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the game uses dice rolls, card draws, and other chance-based systems to determine outcomes. When you first start playing Armello, you might think the key to winning is simply getting lucky, but that’s where you’d be mistaken. Check out some of these tips to help you make the randomness work for you.

Pick the right character

There’s quite a few different characters in Armello, but each of them have their own unique stats and abilities. When playing, you should look to play as characters that help you achieve the goals you tend to pursue in any given match.

Do you usually find yourself dueling other characters? Choose Thane for his high combat stats and his ability to pierce armor with burned sword cards. If you prefer messing with your opponents in subtler ways? Perhaps play as Mercurio to steal their gold. If you’re not sure who to play as just yet, you can also opt to play as Amber while you try to figure things out, as she’s a decent all-around character.

7 Wonders Guide - Should You Buy The Leaders Expansion?

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 9th, 2018

The fantastic mobile version of 7 Wonders just got updated with an expansion that adds Leaders to the game. This new content adds a whole layer of depth to the game, but before you spend $1.99 to buy it blindly, check out this breakdown of exactly what you’ll be paying for:

What do you get?

In the 7 Wonders expansion, you get access to the content from the board game’s Leaders Expansion. What this means is you have access to a whole new type of card (i.e. Leaders), a new Wonder, and four new Guild cards to play with. In all, you get 40 new cards in the form of 36 Leaders, which can give you special bonuses in each game, Guilds that build off of the Leaders cards, and the ability to play as Rome, who’s wonder also plays into Leader mechanics. All in all, it’s a pretty hefty addition.

7 Wonders review

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By Campbell Bird on December 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOSTLY WONDERFUL
It’s great to have a mobile version of 7 Wonders finally, but it’s still not quite as good as the real thing.
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